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DOLE: About 1-million OFWs to lose jobs until December 2021

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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) estimated that around one million land and sea-based overseas Filipino workers will lose job until 2021 due to Covid-19 effect.

DOLE International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) Director Alice Visperas said in a statement that 1,005,031 OFWs will be jobless until next year.

Of this number, 60 percent or 603,019, represent land-based OFWs while the remaining 40 percent represent sea-based OFWs.

In a data released in May, total is already at 323,537 with majority of repatriates coming from the Middle East at 238,362.

DOLE-ILAB’s forecast about the number of OFWs who will lose jobs in the coming months:

December 2020: 609,317

June 2021: 846,429

December 2021: 1,005,031.

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com.

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